IRVINE, Calif. -- Deishuan Booker scored 28 points and distributed six assists and Long Beach State beat UC Irvine 80-70 on Wednesday night.
Booker made a pair of free throws to tie it at 56-all and that started a 9-0 run that ended with Booker's layup with five minutes left. Booker made 15 of 16 foul shots and the 49ers finished 23 of 27 from the line.
Booker was coming off a career-high 32-point effort in Saturday's 82-77 win over defending conference champion UC Davis. He set a school record making 19 of 20 free throws.
Long Beach State (8-10, 2-0 Big West) scored 50 points in the second half after being down 32-30 at intermission. The 49ers committed just five turnovers.
Evan Leonard scored 16 points for the Anteaters (14-5, 2-1) and John Edgar Jr. scored 11.
Could Zion really snub Pelicans, return to Duke?
Brian Windhorst explains the deranged, yet real possibility of Zion Williamson returning to Duke instead of entering the NBA.
Mountain West embraces ShotTracker technology
The Mountain West Conference has announced a partnership with ShotTracker to utilize its data during practices and to make halftime adjustments during conference games.
Bilas has question marks about Reddish
Jay Bilas says he sees Cam Reddish as a nice fit for the Lakers at No. 4, despite having some concerns about his health, but he also likes De'Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver and Coby White.